chemotropism

noun
che·mot·ro·pism | \ki-ˈmä-trə-ˌpi-zəm, ke-\

Definition of chemotropism 

: orientation of cells or organisms in relation to chemical stimuli

First Known Use of chemotropism

1895, in the meaning defined above

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chemotropism

noun
che·mot·ro·pism | \ki-ˈmä-trə-ˌpiz-əm, ke- \

Medical Definition of chemotropism 

: orientation of cells or organisms in relation to chemical stimuli

Other Words from chemotropism

chemotropic \ˌkē-mə-ˈtrō-pik \ adjective
chemotropically \-pi-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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